Hoboken Councilwoman Giattino to make announcement regarding mayoral candidacy Tuesday

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first_imgJen Giattino ×Jen Giattino HOBOKEN — Hoboken City Council President Jen Giattino will be making an “important announcement addressing Hoboken’s upcoming mayoral race this November” on Tuesday, 7:30 in Hoboken, according to a press release received at the end of the day on Monday. The press conference is scheduled during a Board of Education meeting, so hopefully she’s not pulling people away to announce that she won’t run.After Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced last week that she would not run for re-election, Zimmer endorsed Councilman Ravi Bhalla for the spot. But several allies of Zimmer had their own ideas about who should run, and were irked that they weren’t consulted.Giattino said last week that she may run.So is her announcement a chance for her to say she’s running, or throw her support behind another candidate?The press release said, “The City Council President will announce her decision on becoming a mayoral candidate in Hoboken.” RSVP’s were to go to Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher.Some have speculated that should she run, she will have to explain her past status as a registered Republican, and give her stance on issues related to the Donald Trump, in a town that has fought some of Trump’s policies.Freeholder Anthony Romano also plans to announce he will run for mayor on Tuesday, in the morning.Councilman Michael DeFusco and businesswoman Karen Nason have already announced their candidacy.Who else will run? Perhaps you? Email [email protected]last_img read more


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first_imgEurope is traditionally the world’s most important tourist macro-region, and family accommodation in Europe accounts for about 13% of the total available accommodation capacity.When it comes to Croatia, it has more than 500 thousand beds in family accommodation, which is more than half of the total accommodation capacity in Croatia. Modern tourists are increasingly staying in family accommodation looking for more freedom, privacy, an authentic tourist experience through interaction with the local community, better prices and greater value for money. Although family accommodation is relatively widespread in Europe and is constantly increasing, European destinations face a number of challenges due to the lack of control over its development.One of the main development challenges is the education of the owner of family accommodation and its professionalization, all with the aim of raising the quality of family accommodation and, ultimately, raising the overall level of quality of the destination offer. Another important trend that characterizes the modern family accommodation market is the increasing use of ICT both on the tourist demand side, in the travel planning phase and during the stay in the destination, and on the tourist offer side through the application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation.Bearing in mind the growing need of private accommodation owners for lifelong learning and for raising the level of their knowledge, skills and competences and, on the other hand, respecting the increasingly widespread use of ICT in family accommodation, the project was launched. Rooms to VET. The project is funded by the EU Erasmus + KA2 fund, implemented by the Institute of Tourism in Zagreb in cooperation with 8 partners from 4 European countries (Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Spain) and the project involves experts in the field of tourism, lifelong vocational education and ICT -and in tourism.The main goal of the project is to raise the level of quality and competitiveness of family accommodation in partner countries, using a free “e-learning” platform for owners of family accommodation and holiday homes, which will allow users to quickly, interestingly and easily (so-called “bite -sized learning ”) acquire the knowledge and skills they need to improve the level of quality of family accommodation. The platform will consist of 6 learning modules designed based on a detailed research of the educational needs and habits of family accommodation owners. These are the following modules: hospitality and service culture, planning for successful business, improving daily business, arranging and beautifying the accommodation facility, creating innovative products and services, and more efficient promotion and sales. Users of the platform will go through each module in a way that they will first learn the theoretical basis from a certain area and then go through the process of checking the acquired knowledge.In addition to the platform, on the project website (www.roomstovet.eu) there will be a database with best practices in the field of family accommodation as an example and incentive to other renters who want to raise the quality of their accommodation facility. PROGRAM – ROOMS TO VET – Professional development and professionalization of family accommodation service providers PROGRAMME09:00 – 10:00: GATHERING AND REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS10:00 – 10:30: OPENING OF THE MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECTo Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatiao University of Zadar- Welcome speecheso Renata Tomljenović and Damir Krešić, Institute of Tourism- Presentation of the “Rooms to VET” project10:30 – 11:30: POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION DEVELOPMENTo Ivo Kunst, Institute of Tourism- National program for the development of family accommodationo Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce- Current situation and development possibilities of family accommodation11:30 – 12:00: COFFEE BREAK12:00 – 13:30: EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICEo Damir Hordov, Zadar County Tourist Board- “WELCOME” – Labeling of family accommodation in Zadar Countyo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo doo- Lifelong education and professional development of family accommodation ownerso Siniša Miljević, Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA)- Application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation in Istriao Goran Rihelj, Portal hrturizam.hr- Hosts in family accommodation as ambassadors of Croatian tourismo Neven Palčec, myRent doo- Management of reservations in family accommodation – channel management13:30 – 14:30 – LUNCH BREAK14:30 – 15:30 – ROUND TABLE WITH PARTICIPANT’S QUESTIONS:THE FUTURE OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN CROATIA – OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS(moderator: Goran Rihelj)o Mila Razović, University of Zadaro Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerceo Blanša Mićin and Šime Knežević, owners of family accommodationo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo dooo Siniša Miljević, Director of the Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA) 15:30: END OF THE MEETINGlast_img read more


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first_imgThe Danish krone is unlikely to become decoupled from the euro in the way the Swiss franc recently parted company from the pan-European currency despite today’s expected decision by the European Central Bank (ECB) to initiate a wide-scale quantitative easing (QE) programme, according to Danish pension funds.However, one suggested the Danish currency may end up fluctuating more widely against the euro than is now the case.Michael Kjærbye-Thygesen, senior portfolio manager of fixed income at Sampension, said he believed the Danish krone’s euro peg would hold.“It has been in place since 1982, and the Danish central bank will do all in its power to maintain the peg,” he said. This would mean interventions and possibly further interest rate cuts, he said, adding that Danish rates were still attractive compared with core euro rates.Kjærbye-Thygesen said he believed the market was now pricing in purchases by ECB of government bonds of the order of €500bln, as the central bank aimed to bring its balance sheet up by around €1trn.“We expect the ECB to meet expectations with an announcement of €500bn balance sheet expansion from the purchases but will keep the door open for further purchases, should that be required,” he told IPE.Sampension holds a large part of its bond portfolio in euro government bonds, as well as Danish government bonds, Kjærbye-Thygesen said, adding that the pension fund expected these holdings to benefit from today’s announcement. “We are not moving bond risk to the US, as there is a clear decoupling between the euro area and the US, both on the macro economy and the reaction of central banks,” he said.Sampension takes the view that the US Fed will hike rates around the middle of this year.Similarly, pensions provider SEB Pension sees no chance at all that the Danish currency will become uncoupled from the euro.Jorn Styczen, CIO at SEB Pension in Denmark, said: “There is zero probability that Denmark is going to break the link with the euro.”He said he thought there was general misunderstanding on the Danish krone and the position of the Danish central bank (Danmarks Nationalbank). “The situation of the Danish central bank does not resemble the Swiss National Bank (SNB) at all,” Styczen said, referring to the SNB’s decision earlier this month to cut the peg between the Swiss franc and the euro.While the SNB’s peg to the euro was a relatively recent policy action, Styczen said the Danish krone had been pegged to the euro for many years. “It is the regime Danish investors are working with,” he said. “The euro is incorporated in all the legislation we have.”If the Danish krone were to go the way of the Swiss franc, it would be a major change to the structure of the Danish economy, he said.“Based on this, we are not changing our euro-hedging strategy,” he said.SEB Pension’s assets had been positioned in anticipation of euro-wide QE for some time, he said, with the overall portfolio overweight in equities, long in US-dollar holdings and long in bonds.“In general, we have been positioned for the ECB to act for many months,” Styczen said.Elsewhere, Lars Lyhne, head of asset allocation at labour-market scheme PenSam, pointed out that, technically at least, there was a lot of flexibility in the Danish krone’s link to the euro.“We tend to forget the krone is allowed to move 15% without leaving the peg,” he said.“It was conceived in the days of the ERM (exchange-rate mechanism), where currency movements were more common at this level,” he said.That said, the Danish central bank would be defending the plus or minus 2.25% band against the euro, he said.“There is a lot of political will to maintain this peg, and the Danish perspective is very different from the Swiss one,” Lyhne said.If the Danish krone were to fluctuate more widely against the euro, Lyhne said PenSam’s investments would suffer no direct impact because they were currency hedged.“But there would be an indirect impact, as a 15% swing would hurt the Danish equity market, so there would be second-round effects on us,” he said.“We are overweight equities compared with our benchmark, and one of the reasons for that is our expectations of more expansionary monetary policy.”Separately, KLP Kapitalforvaltning, the asset management arm of Norwegian public sector pension fund KLP, said it was making no special preparations for the possible consequences of QE.Lars Mouland, portfolio manager at the division, said the fund believed market expectations of an ECB announcement would be met.“We expect some volatility in the next couple of days, but then things will continue,” he said.“The ECB will buy enough to meet the €3trn balance sheet within a couple of years.”He predicted national central banks would buy the majority of that amount.last_img read more


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